It’s no secret that as we age, the needs of our skin change. Over time, the production of collagen and elastin, the two proteins that give your skin structure and keep it firm and youthful, begins to diminish. But at what point do you start to introduce anti-aging elements to your skincare routine? The answer is – sooner than you think.
The environment starts taking its toll as early as your 20s, when exposure to UV sunrays and pollution begin to damage your skin. As a result, your skin cell regeneration begins to slow. By the next decade, the quality of collagen and elastin begins to degrade as your skin renewal continues to slow down. By the time you are in your 40s, your skin is thinner and less hydrated, so signs of age like fine lines and wrinkles can become apparent.
Knowing this, the best thing to do is think about anti-aging as soon as you can. In your teens and 20s, the focus should be on protection. Sunscreen is crucial during this time to block out damaging sunrays and prevent the damage. Products that deliver antioxidants protect against other environmental factors like pollution by neutralizing free radicals and slowing the aging process.
Serums can be helpful in your 30s as your skin slowly loses its ability to retain moisture. Regular exfoliation clears away dead skin cells and pollutants and encourages renewal.
By your 40s and beyond, you’ll want to focus on retaining moisture and repair. Products formulated with stem cells help renew your skin’s DNA and rebuild its vital proteins, stalling the aging process and eliminating some of its effects, like those fine lines and age spots.
At Skin Tech, all of our products use the knowledge of modern science to nourish and restore your skin to its youthful glow. Search for products online or visit our store at 4819 Kilauea Ave, #6 in Honolulu. We’re here for you with great advice and the best skincare products available today!